Author Topic: Michael’s essay “What makes a gentleman”  (Read 187 times)

Helen1037

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Michael’s essay “What makes a gentleman”
« on: July 08, 2021, 06:57:29 PM »
Mr. Birkin’s book contains an extract from Michael Davies’s essay on “What makes a Gentleman”. Is it possible to take a look at the full version? It would be interesting to find out how Michael defined good form since this concept inspired Barrie to elaborate on Hook’s character.
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Re: Michael’s essay “What makes a gentleman”
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2021, 09:34:40 PM »
I took the extract from Hugh Macnaghten's "Fifty Years of Eton" (1924) in which he devoted a chapter to Michael. I'm afraid Macnaghten gives no more than the passage I quoted, other than introducing it by saying that "It was in this Half that writing "What makes a Gentleman" he [Michael] seemed to me to show a kinship in spirit to his guardian," i.e. Barrie.

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Re: Michael’s essay “What makes a gentleman”
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 09:25:01 AM »
I see, thank you for answering!